A core introductory textbook that provides students with an overview of the key issues in Europe's 'long nineteenth century', from the French Revolution in 1789 until the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Telling the story of how Europeans entered politics in the fiery trials of revolution and industrialization, the text opens with the French Revolution, passes through the crucible of the 1848 Revolutions and ends with the emergence of mass movements - socialist, revolutionary, nationalist and authoritarian - which anticipated those of the twentieth century.
This is an ideal text for modules on Modern European History or Nineteenth-Century Europe which may be offered at all levels of an undergraduate History or European Studies degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying nineteenth-century Europe for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in Modern History or European Studies.
MICHAEL RAPPORT is a Reader in European History at the University of Glasgow, UK.
Preface.- PART I. REVOLUTIONARY EUROPE, 1789-1815.- Europe in 1789.- The French Revolution, 1789-1804.- The European Impact, 1789-1815.- PART II. CONSERVATIVE EUROPE, 1815-1850.- The Conservative Order.- Social Crises and Responses, 1815-1848.- Europe Overseas.- Europe between Revolutions, 1830-1848.- The European Revolution, 1848-1850.- PART III. A New Era? 1850-1879.- A New Era?.- Unifications and State-Building.- Containing the Tempest: Reform and Consolidation.- The Sinews of Power and the Means of Existence.- The Cultural Clash and the Growth of the Public.- PART IV: THE EMERGENCE OF MASS POLITICS, 1879-1914.- Towards Democracy? Feminism, Anarchism, Socialism.- The Nationalist Challenge.- Authoritarian and Conservative Responses.- Imperialism.- The Origins of the First World War.- Notes.- Bibliographic Essay